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Pyracantha koidzumii

Common Name(s):
Formosa pyracantha, Lowdense pyracantha
Cultivar(s):
'Lowdense' - dwarf cultivar
Category:
Shrubs
Comment:

Drought tolerant; a rapid grower.  It is not a bird favorite. 'Lowdense', aka 'Low Dense' is a dwarf cultivar that berries heavily.

Wildlife Value: Particularly resistant to damage by deer.

Height:
8-12 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, lustrous dark green leaves with smooth margins; 1 to 3 in. long; sharp spines
Flower:
Small white flowers in small corymbose in spring; small red berries in fall that persist into winter
Zones:
8-10
Habit:
Evergreen to semi-evergreen
Site:
Sun; well-drained soil; tolerates hot, dry sites
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Large, multi-stemmed shrub; stiff upright branches; can become unkept with age; dense, irregular spreading
Width:
8-12 ft.
Tags:
thorns, showy fruit, drought tolerant, deer resistant, evergreen

NCCES plant id: 1736

Pyracantha koidzumii Red berries
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0
Pyracantha koidzumii Flowers
Forest and Kim Starr, CC BY - 2.0